- The definition of a hoard is a large supply of something that is often hidden or stored for future use.
An example of a hoard is a large collection of gold coins.
- To hoard is defined as to collect or amass large amounts of goods and money which will typically then be stored away and kept in reserve.
An example of hoard is when you collect lots of stuff and fill your house up with it even if you aren't using all of it.
hoard definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English hord ; from Old English akin to German hort, Gothic huzd ; from Indo-European an unverified form keus- ; from base an unverified form (s)keu-, to cover, conceal from source hide, Classical Greek skylos, animal's skin
hoard definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- To accumulate a hoard of.
- To keep hidden or private.
Origin: Middle English hord, from Old English; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.
- hoardˈer noun